This weekend features several festivals, Tunes at Twilight in Bethlehem, Happy Hour in Allentown and a whole lot of great entertainment throughout the Lehigh Valley and beyond. There’s sure to be something here for every music lover. Find your favorite artist or venue and get out and support live music !
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THURSDAY 5/27 – Tunes at Twilight, Downtown Bethlehem. All start times are 6pm. The Honey Badgers, Edge Restaurant, Ron & Michael Goosley, Hotel Bethlehem, Ryan Tennis, Platz, Fig for a Kiss, McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub and Jake Kaligis, The Twisted Olive. Happy Hour, Downtown Allentown, all start times 4pm – Smooth Retsina Glow will be at Pocket Park. Pop-up performances from various artists at Tacos y Tequila, The Hamilton Kitchen and Bar, Downtown Allentown Market, Bru Daddy’s, Bell Hall and Fegley’s Allentown Brew Works.
FRIDAY 5/28 thru SUNDAY 5/30 – 5 Acre Fest, Bangor, PA – Camping opens at noon on Friday. Admission is free and first-come, first-served. The lineup for the weekend: The Crowning, Lakini’s Rooster, Send Request, Blind Choice, Don’t Panic, Threatpoint, Ben Tyler, Jaisen Taylor, Lorenzo & Emily, Manor Drive, Powder Valley Bang, Rivven, Roi & the Secret People, Stereo Jo, StillCraft, Walter Lee and Luca. For more info, go to https://www.facebook.com/events/846172452629018?active_tab=about.
Also FRIDAY 5/28 thru SUNDAY 5/30 – Mayfair, Cedar Crest College, Allentown. RCN Main Stage – FRIDAY – 4:30pm – Rogue Diplomats, 7pm – Central City Orchestra. SATURDAY – 12:30pm – Stefanie Johnson Band, 2:30pm – BC Combo, 4:30pm – The Large Flowerheads, 7pm – Jimmy & the Parrots. SUNDAY – Noon – Erin Kelly, 2pm – The Castaway Band, 4pm – Sofa Kings, 7pm – Go Go Gadjet. Highmark Blue Shield Bandstand Stage – FRIDAY – 4:15pm – Ben Tyler, 5:30pm – Tap Ties. SATURDAY – Noon – Cedar Crest Alumnae Dance Studio, 1pm – Tap Ties, 2pm – Christina Ward, 3pm – Eliza Rush, 4pm – Cedar Crest Alumnae Dance Studio, 5:30pm – Supersonic Godfathers, 7pm – Open Mic. SUNDAY – Noon – Cedar Crest Alumnae Dance Studio, 1:15pm – Miss Maggie Sings, 2:30pm – Ultra Kings, 3:45pm – Kendal Conrad, 5:30pm – Billy Bauer Band.
SATURDAY 5/29 – Country Creek Winery – 4pm – The Mighty Manatees and Friends with special guests, Mike Greer, Bob Tomlinson and Paul Bug. A Tribute to the Rolling Stones and The Who. Admission is $20. Gates open at 3pm.
SUNDAY 5/30 – Emmaus Community Park – School of Rock – Easton and School of Rock – Allentown Spring Performance Groups featuring the music of The Police (noon), Bank St Band (3pm) and The Protest Show (6pm).
Special note for this week’s lineup: There will be no live music Sunday or Open Mic Monday at the Funhouse Southside as they will be closed for Memorial Day. Now, on to this week’s lineup.
THURSDAY 5/27 – 3:30pm – Ziggy Isaacs, Black River Wine Bar. 4:30pm – Fran Mayville, South Mall and Billy & Chris, Hamilton Kitchen and Bar. 5pm – Bret Alexander & Nyke Van Wyk, Clover Hill Vineyards. 5:30pm – Two of a Kind, Olde Homestead Golf Club, Pilgy, Blue Ridge Estate Winery and Claudia & Liliana, Sun Inn Preservation Center. 6pm – Stevie Vicks Duo, Steel Club and Zaire, Architects Golf Club. 6:30pm – Backyard Cabaret, Porter’s Pub. 7pm – Tim Harakal, The Wooden Match, Cody Templeton Band, Steel Pub, Jeff Crosson, The View at Morgan Hill and Jonny Cornelius, Stooges. 7:30pm – Steal Your Peach, Steel Stacks.
FRIDAY 5/28 – 5:30pm – Winery Catz, Hopewell Valley Vineyards, Pilgy, Blue Ridge Estate Winery and Neil Grover, Easton Public Market. 6pm – Two of a Kind, Foundation Tavern, Michael Patrick, Old York Cellars Winery, Z Solo, Mountain View Vineyards, Chelsea Lyn Meyer, Woodstone Country Club, Eliza Rush, Mansion House, Kendal Conrad, Bru Daddy’s, Stereotype, Coplay Saengerbund, DMC Duo, Insurrection Distillery, Supra/Ayers Band, Weathered Vineyards, Third Hand, Thunderhead Lodge, Seth Witcher, Hotel Bethlehem and The New Standard, HiJinx Brewery. 6:30pm – Acoustic Kitty Project, Easton Out Loud (in the square), Jeni Hackett, Farmhouse Restaurant, Allan Willcockson, The Iron Mule and The Nerds & Shotgun Red, Artie’s Bar & Grill. 7pm – Kyle Yankowy, Easton Wine Project, At the Apollo, Fossil’s Last Stand, Nowhere Slow Duo, Rivals Sports Bar, Sons of Izzy, Steel Pub, Smooth Retsina Glow, J & K Steak House, Great Big House, Brothers Kirshner Brewery, Payton Renee, Hellertown American Legion, Jake Bracey, McAllister Brewing Co, Tim Harakal, Copperhead Grill, New Constitution, Ringer’s Roost, Mike Greer & Co with Paul Hammond, Blueprint Brewing Co, Jonny Cornelius, Birthright Brewing Co, Catch 22, Derailed Taphouse and The Sol, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co. 7:30pm – Craig Thatcher Band, Steel Stacks and Steve McDaniel, The Taproom at Weyerbacher. 8pm – Mark & Ralph, Triple Sun Spirits, Moondogs, Seven Sirens Brewing Co, Christopher Dean Duo, Crossroads Tavern, Electric Heart & Soul, The Goodies and Walter Lee, The Original Pocono Pub. 8:30pm – Nick Mich, The West End. 10pm – The Big Shaboozie, The Funhouse Southside.
SATURDAY 5/29 – Noon – Two of a Kind, Country Junction, Social Call Duo, Hardball Cider and Time Whys, in the park at 213 Duck Ln, Kunkletown. Food, beer and free admission. 1pm – Erin Kelly, Tolino Vineyards and Jake Miller & Levi Longacre, Vyncrest Vineyards. 1:30pm – Not Us, Olde Homestead Golf Club. 2pm – John Rodden, Seven Sirens Brewing Co, Joe Janci, Brook Hollow Winery, Dave & the Reflections, Stoney Run Winery, Steve Brosky, Taylor House Brewing Co, Pilgy, Renegade Winery and A Girl & A Guy, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co. 3pm – Frank Porter, Lehigh Valley Zoo and Psych, D&L Trail/Canal, Lehighton. 4pm – Third Hand, Eight Oaks Farm Distillery and Cetronia Souls Shakers, Hardball Cider. 5pm – Girl Crue, Macungie VFW Tiki Bar, Kennedy Bound, Broadway Grill and Smokin Soles Dance Band, Reading Liederkrantz. 5:30pm – Karl Dietel Five, Red Mill. 6pm – Pentley Holmes, Sorrenti Vineyards, Kendal Conrad, County Seat Spirits, Shaun Lally, Hotel Bethlehem, Whiskey Mansion, Overlook Bar, Michael Patrick, Lighthouse Tavern, Payton Renee, Pat’s Pizza, Christopher Dean, Pocono Brewery, Derek Jones, Insurrection Distillery, Pilgy, Beltzville Bar & Grill and Andrew Moses, Mountainview Winery. 6:30pm – John DeRosa, The Iron Mule. 7pm – The Weekenders, Rivals Sports Bar, Full Metal Racket, Steel Pub, Smooth Retsina Glow, Soma Downtown Grille, Black Cross Band, Artie’s Bar & Grill, Jeff Belfy, Easton Wine Project, Royal Avenue Band, Local Tap, Zac Lawless, Derailed Taphouse and Joanna Bea & Mike ET, ShawneeCraft Brewing Company. 7:30pm – The Castaway Band, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Company, Verve Pipes, Steel Stacks and Cecilia Coleman, Bookstore Speakeasy. 8pm – Phat Crizzy, Gin Mill & Grille, Another Side of Izzy, Seven Sirens Brewing Co, Fabricio, Black & Blue, Andrew Mark Schaeffer, Reading Distilling Guild and The Buzz, Jabber Jaws Bar & Grill. 10pm – The Wonton Soups, The Funhouse Southside.
SUNDAY 5/30 – 8am – Steve Walker, Jake’s Flea Market. 9:30am – Mark & Ralph, Saucon Valley Farmer’s Market. 11am – Coo Coo Cachoo, Asbury Coffee Mill. Noon – Jaisen Taylor, The Taproom at Weyerbacher Brewing Company and Michael Patrick, Stay Gold Cafe. 1pm – Andrew Tirado, Tolino Vineyards. 2pm – Island Time Lite, Blue Mountain Vineyards, Peter Johann, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co, Brian Kidd, Relax Nation, Skylar Love, The Inn at Birch Wilds, Pilgy, Blue Ridge Estate Winery and DMC Duo, Hardball Cider. 3pm – Vinyl Persuasion, Insurrection Distillery and PS Experiment, Sand Bar. 4pm – Seth Witcher & John Wrigley, Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 5pm – Owen & the Alien, Hops at the Paddock and Shaun Lally, Fogelsville Hotel. 6pm – Manatawny Creek Ramblers, Bear Creek Mountain Resort and The Steel Blossoms , Steel Stacks. 7pm – Heart of Stone, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co.
MONDAY 5/31 – 2pm – Mark & Ralph, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co and Pilgy, Blue Ridge Estate Winery. 4pm – Walter Lee, Warrior Bar & Grill
WEDNESDAY 6/2 – 7pm –The Cherry Bombs, Steel Pub.
OPEN MIC NIGHTS –NEW! Starting this week ! June 2, Insurrection Distillery every Wednesday at 5pm. This Saturday Only ! – Open Mic at Mayfair (Cedar Crest College) from 7-10pm.THURSDAY – 6pm – Renegade Winery and Jack’s Slice, 7pm – Bowers Hotel, Cinder Inn, Blend (Final Thursday every month) and ShawneeCraft Brewery. 9pm -. Rathskeller in the National Hotel. 10pm – The Bath Exchange, inside the Historic Slate Exchange Hotel in Bath. FRIDAY – 6pm – Hope & Coffee, Tamaqua. SATURDAY – 6pm – Bally Hotel (First Saturday Every Month). SUNDAY – 3pm,- Shanty on 19th and Camels Hump Farm. . 7pm – The Wooden Match. MONDAY – 6:30pm – Crooked Eye Brewery (1st, 3rd & 5th Monday every month). 10pm – The Funhouse Southside. TUESDAY – 5pm – Seven Sirens Brewing Co. 6pm – Iron Lakes Country Club. 7pm – Old Mill Pub and Change on 3rd (First Tuesday each month) 8pm – Descendants Brewing Co (Ship Inn). WEDNESDAY – 6pm – Bally Hotel and Jabber Jaws Bar & Gill. 7pm – Black & Blue and Desiderio’s Stone Tavern. If you plan on attending an open mic, you are encouraged to bring your own instrument and microphone. Remember to follow all health and safety guidelines. Let’s keep the venues open !
ON-LINE -This Friday, 5/28, at 7pm,the replay of “Come Together -No Place for Hate” will air on YouTube. For more info, to donate and for the link to watch, visit https://gofundme.com/cometogether2021. WEEKLY ON-LINE SHOWS – Thursday – 8pm – Godfrey Daniels Concert Highlights on Folk Music Notebook. Friday – 7:30pm – Sippin with Shawn (Shawn Cavanaugh). Headeye (Jason Hedrington) – Saturday Shenanigans, 9pm and Tuesday & Wednesday, Afternoon Delight, 1:11pm all on Facebook & Instagram. Not For Coltrane (Michael Duck) Stump the Band, Tuesday –12:30pm on YouTube. Rocking the Valley – Sunday –7pm – Red Barn Music Series (Bill Medei), Monday – 7pm -Stories & Song with Mike & Tom (Michael Duck & Tom Cooney), 8pm – Alexxis Steele. Tuesday – 7pm – Canadian Sessions (Samara Johnson) – this show is currently on hold but, will be returning soon. Stay tuned. 8pm – Showcase with Steve Jones. Wednesday – 8pm – Artist Spotlight with Ralph (Ralph Pagano). All Rocking the Valley shows on Facebook and YouTube.
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